Category Archives: Appetite

An early spring clean and an old favourite…chicken

Spring cleaning comes early in my home. By the time February is on us, I have usually been through my clothes and books and am itching to find something else to chuck out and/or re-organise. This year, it was the … Continue reading

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Cold remedy 2: Nigel Slater’s aromatic rice

The ideal response to the end of a cold is a Vietnamese soup like this, a Thai one like thisĀ or a curry like this. However, since I didn’t have the ingredients for any of those in my cupboards, I was … Continue reading

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Cold remedy 1: potato soup with crispy bacon and sage

When I have a cold I go through a few ‘food’ stages. In the first few days I need comfort: soothing soups and lots of toast. Then, when I start to feel the tug of recovery and want to kick-start … Continue reading

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Nigel’s onion and cheese tart

What is the thing you always have too much of in the fridge/house? Mine is dairy: for example I currently have Parmesan, Cheddar, Brie, and St Agur, cream cheese and Italian mascarpone and butter. Usually I have a pot of … Continue reading

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Improving sausages and mash

Sometimes, in fact a lot of the time in my case, all we want when we get home is something familiar, something that requires very little thought and yet is immensely pleasing. For me, in the winter, that often means … Continue reading

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Waste not…

Yesterday’s recipe got me thinking about using stuff up again, especially since I’ve reached the point where I have more leftovers in the fridge than enticing new prospects. This month’s include the rest of the bottle of cider I opened … Continue reading

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Roasted lamb shanks with mash: the antidote to cold windy days

Shank, I have just discovered, is another name for shin and for some reason, at least in the UK, it is a term that is only used for lamb and no other meat. A few years ago this lost bit … Continue reading

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